Public meetings announced and input sought for proposed Campbell Tract Recreation Area Management Plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The BLM is seeking public ideas and input through June 11 to create a recreation plan for managing the Campbell Tract in Anchorage to better serve its more than 400,000 annual public visitors.

The bureau intends the new plan to guide recreation management into the future by incorporating new technology while adjusting for a dramatic increase in visitors and changes in use patterns.

In addition to the recreation area providing year-round outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities in a natural setting, the 730-acre Campbell Tract administrative site supports the BLM Anchorage District Office and several other federal land management agencies. It is also home to communication sites, an airstrip, a heliport, and BLM Alaska’s Campbell Creek Science Center.

Input from affected user groups, agencies, Tribal consultations, and members of the public will be combined with known data to draft the Campbell Tract Recreation Area Management Plan (CT RAMP), a stepdown plan from the 1988 Campbell Tract Management document.

Virtual public meetings are scheduled May 24 at 2 p.m. and May 26 at 5:30 p.m. for the public to share ideas, comments, and concerns for the BLM to consider when developing the Draft CT RAMP, and those unable to attend meetings can still submit comments.

People wishing to comment are encouraged to consider points such as:

  • What types of recreation activities and opportunities are suitable for Campbell Tract?
  • To what extent will recreational trails be modified, enhanced, and/or expanded?
  • What limitations and restrictions, if any, are needed?

Those wishing to attend the meetings and provide comments can do so through the Campbell Tract Recreation Area Management Plan project page on the BLM’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Register.

Maps and other planning documents associated with the project are also available on the NEPA Register. Comments can also be submitted by email to, or by mail to:

Bureau of Land Management  
4700 BLM Road
Anchorage, AK  99507

For additional information, contact Outdoor Recreation Planner Scott Justham at 907-371-6654 or   

An additional comment period and public meetings will be announced when the Draft CT RAMP is released.   

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Scott Justham
Bonnie Million
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